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's phone. the family is now relieved that a judge has given approval for khan's body to be exhumed from rose hill cemetery so the medical examiner can conduct a complete autopsy to determine how adjusted the cyanide that killed him. >> finally we know what happened. >> khan was a million-dollar lottery winner back in june. he accepted a ceremonial check with his wife and daughter from a previous marriage standing by his side. but on july 20th, the day his $425,000 lump sum check was mailed. he died in his home from what was later determined to be cyanide poisoning. since then 17-year-old jasmine has moved out of the family's house and her aunt has been appointed guardian. the family says wife prepared him his last male a curried meat dish which he ate around 11:00 p.m. they say no one else ate the food. hours later he died but experts say cyanide usually kills people very quickly. raising questions about the food as the source. the autopsy on the body is expected to be completed by the end of next week and that will allow the medical examiner to determine if khan ingested the poison by
in june. it was supposed to have been the start of better times for 46-year-old urooj khan for his wife and daughter. he won a $1 million jackpot in chicago and hoped to pay off his had bills, invest in his drycleaning business and donate money to st. jude's research hospital. >> he was speechless and just like running around and not knowing what to do, jaking hands. >> reporter: in july, just as his one-time payment of $424,000 was mailed out, khan died suddenly. that evening, he had gone home, ate dinner, and went to bed. according to a police document obtained by the chicago tribune. it reports his family heard him screaming, took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. at that time, his death was determined to be from natural causes a few days later the medical examiner says a relative of khan called to suggest there may be more to the story. more tests were done and sign need was found in his blood. >> once we found that it was qualatatively present, clearly that raises flags because it shouldn't be raised at all. once that was in the mix, i wasn't that surprised that event
. but a month later, instead of leaving on easy street, khan was dead, in the rose hills cemetery. on the evening of july 20th his wife made dinner at home and he went to bed a little less than an hour later. she said she was awakened by his screams of agony. khan was rushed to a nearby hospital, but it was too late. he was pronounced dead. doctors said the 46-year-old died of natural causes, but later that week an urgent call came into the cook county medical examiner's office from a concerned relative. >> this person must have made a compelling case, enough, you know, we take all information seriously, but this was serious enough to order a full battery of toxicology including some unusual agents such as cyanide and strychnine. >> reporter: both deadly poison, so acting on the caller's information, lab technicians retested khan's blood and discovered an old killer. >> when they came back in late november, it was definitely in the lethal range in the published literature for cyanide in the blood. >> reporter: i called up science journalist debra blum author of "the poisoner's han
what was going on. >> urooj khan's sister says she does not who who called her that night, but came from her brother's phone. and the family is relieved the judge has given permission to exhume his body so the medical examiner can complete an autopsy how he ingested the cyanide that killed him. >> we're glad we'll know what happened. >> he was a million dollar lottery winner back in june and accepted a ceremonial check with his wife and daughter from a previous marriage standing by his side. but on july 20th, the day his $425,000 lump sum check mailed died in his home from later determined to be cyanide poisoning. 17-year-old jasmine has moved out of the family house and her aunt has been appointed guardian. and the family says that his wife, ansari, prepared him the last meal, a curry beef dish, but no one else ate the food. hours later, khan died, but experts say cyanide usually kills people quickly raising questions about the food as the source. the autopsy on khan's body is expected to be completed the end of next week and that will allow the medical examiner to determine if kha
urooj khan's body, hoping to get some answers from the grave. this morning, the mystery over who may have poisoned urooj khan is growing deeper. his widow, still working at the couple's dry cleaning business, declined to speak to abc news. on camera about the investigation. police are not calling her a suspect. but her attorney says investigators questioned her for more than four hours and filed a warrant to search the couple's home. >> absolutely, positively, she had nothing to do with her husband's death. >> reporter: khan won a million-dollar lottery jackpot in july. after picking up his check, his wife says he came home. they ate a traditional indian dinner and went to bed before he cashed the check. after a concerned family member demanded more tests, authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning the case into a homicide investigation. >> if you think about someone who's drowning, if they don't have oxygen in their brain for four minutes. >> reporter: abc news has learned that khan did not have a will. and his widow is in a legal fight with his siblings for
donate in a lot of churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month later, khan died, shortly after he received his winnings. >> he's a healthy person. i can't even believe. >> that night, khan's sister woke up to a phone call. >> screaming on the phone. i couldn't understand what was going on. i couldn't understand, and the call was from his number. >> khan was found dead, initially determined to be from natural causes, but his family asked authorities to investigate further. >> if new information comes to light, we do revisit cases and reopen them. >> investigators say the new cause of death, homicide by cyanide poisoning. >> it's a very lethal drug. it's a chemical poison. it is basically a biochemical level. so a little bit does go a long way with it. >> khan's family is suspicious behind the motive for his murder. >> he didn't die naturally. something happened to him. >> in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to insure khan's daughter from another marriage received her properly share of lottery winnings. >> his wife would not talk to us on camera but sai
: authorities in chicago are preparing to exhume the body of urooj khan, the lottery winner who scratched off a million dollar ticket back in july. he was poisoned by cyanide and authorities want a full autopsy as part of this criminal investigation. investigators have searched the home he shared with his wife. detectives have interviewed her for more than four hours. this could be routine. she says he had nothing to do with his death, fell ill shortly after they had dinner together but court papers show there's a family dispute now over khan's assets which total around $1.2 million. he didn't have a will so his estate would pass legally to his wife and daughter but khan's siblings say the daughter is being shut out, and they are now trying to become their legal guardian. a millionaire murder mystery that's yet to be solved and we'll continue to follow this fascinating story. >> really unbelievable, and a lot more to come. thank you very much, robert frank. >>> so from cyanide to marijuana, a startling chart. the stock of a company called medbox that dispenses medication based on biometric id
exhuming his body as the homicide investigation continues. 46-year-old urooj khan, wearing a million-dollar win after a scratchoff win in june. when he heard the news, he could hardly contain himself. >> he was speechless. just running around. not knowing what to do. shaking hands. high-fives. >> reporter: the married father of one daughter planned to use his winnings to expand his chicago dry cleaning business beyond the three stores he already owned. but just one day after the check was issued, khan was dead. an initial exam by the cook county medical examiner found the 46-year-old died of natural causes. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. >> reporter: then, came a phone call from a suspicious family member who has not been identified. >> they just felt like this didn't seem likely. it didn't seem like it could have been natural to them. >> reporter: a full toxicology test revealed khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide. and now, his death has been reclassified a homicide. >> logic would dictate, it's someone who could potentially
million lottery jackpot. nbc's kevin tibbles reports. >> urooj khan was feeling lucky after he won a million dollars in the illinois lottery last june. >> i donated to churches and everything. >> reporter: not even a month after posing with the giant check, khan, who was 46 years old, died. at the time the medical examiner ruled he died of natural causes. >> very healthy. very hardworking person. >> reporter: but relatives raised suspicions and authorities discovered he was poisoned with cyanide. >> he went from work straight home. ate his last dinner. >> reporter: no suspects have been named. khan's siblings are in a legal battle with his widow over his lottery winnings. in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to ensure that khan's daughter, from a prior marriage, receives her proper share. nbc news talked to khan's widow at his dry cleaning business. she would not go on camera but says she still can't believe someone would want to harm him. he was such a nice person, no one would dare do that. authorities now want to exhume khan's body. kevin tibbles, nbc news, c
if a lottery winner's body should be exhumed. urooj khan died suddenly after he won a million dollar jackpot. at first it was thought natural causes, but then cyanide was found in his system. >>> a dire warning from leon panetta about the pentagon's budget. he said the military is being forced to prepare for the worse due to the threat of severe budget cuts that are set to kick in on march 1st. this is a result of the fiscal cliff negotiations which failed to end the process known as sequestration. he said it's threatening the pentagon's ability to defend the nation. >> all told, this uncertainty, if left unresolved by the congress, will seriously harm our military readiness. >> panetta said he is being forced to curtail facility maintenance for non-critical activities, to freeze the hiring of civilians and take additional cost-cutti inting measures. >>> a report by the justice department reveals more light on the secret service escort problem last year. overall nine secret service agents implicated in dealing with prostitutes resigned or retired from the service. >>> we could learn today if
at khan's father in law who owed $120,000 in backs taxes. >> shepard: just so i'm clear the wife made the meal, didn't eat the meal, he ate the meal and he died. >> right. and the daughter ate a little bit. did not eat the whole meal either. >> shepard: i could do some guessing but i won't. >>> the case against james holmes will go to trial. that is new today. and today families of the victims gave james holmes a piece of their minds. admitted delay in the plea hearing. have you heard about this? wait until you you hear about this vice president joe biden met with officials from the video game industry the day after the nra accused the white house of having a political agenda here. basically attacking the second amendment at not trying to take care of kids, that s what the nrale says. we will get to that at the mad bottom of the hour here on fox news channel, america's choicer for news. stay fit on the inside with sunsweet's amazing juices. >> shepard: i'm shepherd smith. this is "studio b." the bottom of the hour. time for top of the news. families crying in court and some walking o
filed court papers to make sure that khan's 17-year-old daughter gets half of the estate, including the lottery money. as for who poisoned him in the brother said. this listen. >> like i said, i cannot point finger but it's very simple manner. there is nobody in the house. only three people. and only husband and wife bedroom and [inaudible] >> only the husband and the wife were there the police have not yet ruled out that the lottery money was, in fact, the motive for the murder. we should also point out that con's father-in-law owed $120,000 in back taxes, shep. >> shepard: they have been talking for days now about digging up the body. is that happening? >> yeah. the examiner doesn't know. medical examiner doesn't know exactly when the body will be exhumed. they are hoping that the autopsy will be completed by friday. the latest. now wife says she is very eager to find out the truth about exactly how her husband died. the first thing the autopsy will look at is what was in his stomach? if his last meal truly was poison. now, remember, cyanide can be swallowed, inhaled, or injected
. in the case of khan, perhaps even something much worse. we'll be following this story for you along the way. maria? >> wow. what a story. robert, thank you. certainly want to hear an update there. 30 seconds on the clock now. our next guests will tell you what to be prepared for tomorrow. joining me is cliff davis, robert luna. good to have you on the program, gentlemen. thank you for joining us. cliff, you have 30 seconds on the clock. what are you watching tomorrow? >> markets are complacent. people are not worried about anything. vix is trading at the bottom of five-year lows. s&p, top of the five-year highs and every investor is just focused on one thing. march 1st, that's the debt deadline. i think investors are asleep. china is slowing down. potential escalations in syria. and in the euro zone, a potential spanish downgrade. what i'm focused on is looking at vix call options, expiring in february. as a result, february comes around, more jitters in the market, you'll make money. >> all right, so, you're expecting a down market, then, is what you're saying, except being selective. robe
in related to the a.n.a. if the composition and the training and support which combror khan role in it. >> chairman i ask you to talk a little bit about how you senay tow's role in the longer term. >> the composition of the afghan forces when the recruitment process started and the security issue was not as challenging as it is today so a lot of the people enlisted from the provinces mainly from the south and the north. one reason and then some of the leadership belonged to the people of the south and the north. in the beginning, there were some imbalances in the composition. now, there is an extensive system put in place and extensive efforts to recruit from the provinces from the south. some of these are successful but if you can imagine if you put yourself as a young man in afghanistan. if you enlist as a police officer or army officer you face different level of threats than someone in a different province. the province is quiet and therefore, there is a less threat against you even your family. therefore, despite the efforts that are being made we still have challenges to recruit
family heard him screaming. khan was taken to st. francis hospital at evanston where he was pronounced dead. the medical examiner tells the tribune there were no signs of trauma, no signs of drugs in his blood. it was determined he died of natural causes. at the request of a relative, the me's office did toxicology tests which showed he died of a lethal amount of cyanide. he owned three north side dry cleaners, opening the first one on the 2200 block of west devan. >> he was very nice. nice person. very helpful, very gentle, you know? a hard working person, you know? i mean, in a short time he would come in and manage to have like three businesses, and that tells you how -- what kind of person he was for his family. >> so far no arrests have been made. we'll be watching the case closely for any new developments that was judy wang from our chicago affiliate wgn. >>> my next guest says he went to see the new texas chainsaw massacre 3-d movie and felt sick. just to be sitting in the theater and watching it. he's going to join me to explain why he thinks hollywood has a gore obsession and
to have a more favorable opinion of, oh, root canals, the rock band nickel back, genghis khan and cockroaches. the survey found congress was more popular that telemarketers, lindsay lohan, north korea and the ebola virus, they have that. >>> oprah winfrey lands the first tv interview with lance armstrong since he lost his tour de france titles. will she be the one who finally gets to the bottom of the cheating scandal? >>> 18 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now a white house official tells cnn all u.s. troops could leave afghanistan by the end of next year, that's one possibility that will depend on whether afghan security forces are fully trained and whether afghanistan gives legal cover to any u.s. troops after the nato mission ends. other possibility was for 6,000 to 15,000 u.s. troops to remain after 2014, a final decision could be months away. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting a vermont town is looking to ban assault weapons. burlington town leaders are considering changing the charter to eliminate assault rifles and high capacity maing sc
. the last one waskmajid khan who pleaded guilty but he was not sentenced. he will get back into court and get his sentence so i count him as a half. we have had 6.5 trials in 11 years in this court system that has failed time and again. we have recently had terrible habeas corpus. this goes straight to the heart of the committee and the supreme court. hamdan won the case in the d.c. circuit that said material support for terrorism is not an international law or offense. of a 6.5 convicted, one has had his conviction overturned so we're now at 5.5 to our credit after 11 years of effort. if you followed the hamdan decision, there was another one. there was another person convicted of conspiracy. brigadier general mark marchant is the fifth chief prosecutor. -- mark martin. he said conspiracy is not international of fences and they declined to participate in the appeal and have dropped the conspiracy charge against khalid sheikh mohammed. the department of justice has insisted on moving forward on the appeal thealbolu saying those are legitimate offenses. general marchant did a podcast y
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